Wednesday, 4 November 2015


          Lincolnshire Stream    Oils on watercolour paper   7 x 11 inches   ON HOLD

Overgrowth around a Lincolnshire stream almost hides the water.  Soon the leaves will be gone from the trees and shrubs,  but for now there is a golden rusty glow.  A glimpse of fields beyond is a fragment of calm in this frenzy of foliage.

Scenes like this are not easy to paint and there can be a desire to tighten up depicting all the detail.  I wanted to portray a sense of jumble and the only way was to push the oils into submission!   Speed and finishing before the painting became a mush was my aim.

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